Thursday, July 03, 2008

Happy 4th!

The library will be closed on Friday for the July 4th holiday, but will resume normal hours over the weekend. After the holiday, take a trip to the Yarborough branch to see the "Red, White, and Blue" exhibit of 12 patriotic quilts from the Austin Area Quilt Guild. The guild has donated nearly 300 quilts and afghans to wounded military personnel and to the families of deceased soldiers.

Quilting has been and continues to be a time honored tradition in the U.S.. Historians glean a better understanding of early American women's history by studying quilts and their creators. Look for one of our many titles that discuss the history and craft of quilting:


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